Cold Stone CreameryÂ® is strengthening its international presence by accomplishing the significant milestone of entering its 20th country with a franchise agreement in Nigeria.
This agreement also allows for the continued development of Cold Stone Creamery, America’s most innovative ice cream concept, within the African continent. Kahala, Cold Stone Creamery’s parent company, has signed a 10 year Master Franchise Agreement with Ivybridge Trading Ltd. to bring the Ultimate Ice Cream ExperienceÂ® to Nigeria with a goal of opening nine stores in the first five years.
Ivybridge Trading Ltd. is a group made up of three of the strongest companies in Nigeria. Their businesses include retail and residential real estate, industrial production, construction, healthcare, hotels, catering, oil and retail.
“Cold Stone Creamery’s ice cream is a custom-made work-of-art that reflects one’s personality with its endless choices and combinations made of super-premium ingredients that are always fresh and tasty,” said Marwan Dalloul, President of Ivybridge Trading Ltd.